Delivering a learning disability education programme in India
Mark Jukes Reader, Learning disabilities in the Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University
Nevel A Vassel Senior lecturer, Ethnicity and diversity studies in health and social care in the Department of Public Health, Birmingham City University
Providing a course for teachers in southern India about the educational needs of children with learning disabilities meant UK facilitators Mark Jukes and Nevel Vassel had to overcome language and cultural differences
This article describes the work of academics from Birmingham City University who were commissioned to deliver a one-week training course on learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions to teachers in mainstream education in the state of Kerala, southern India. The course included classroom and curriculum management strategies to promote effective inclusion of children with learning disabilities.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 9, 21-25. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.11.12.9.21.c7379